Definition of pyridostigmine in English:

pyridostigmine

noun

Medicine
  • A synthetic compound related to neostigmine, with similar but weaker and longer-acting effects.

    • ‘During employment, both patients received 30 + mg/day pyridostigmine as prophylactic treatment.’
    • ‘Acetylcholine esterase inhibitors such as pyridostigmine offer symptom relief in myasthenia gravis.’
    • ‘The adverse effects of pyridostigmine are similar to those of IMPF.’
    • ‘FDA approves pyridostigmine bromide as a pretreatment against nerve gas.’
    • ‘It has been suggested that the combination of pyridostigmine bromide, DEET, and permethrin contributed to Gulf War-related illnesses.’

Origin

1950s: blend of pyridine and neostigmine.

Pronunciation:

pyridostigmine

/ˌpirədōˈstiɡmēn/